PHOTOS: Smokey Bear, the recognizable mascot of wildfire prevention in the United States, turns 75 Thursday.

The U.S. Forest Service started the campaign in 1944 and used it to educate the American public on the dangers of forest fires. A live mascot, appropriately named Smokey, was added to the campaign in 1950.
– PUB DATE: 8/9/2019 6:05:25 AM – SOURCE: Louisville Courier-Journal
Source: SEAFC Ky Fire News

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